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                                  HLT42707         Certificate IV in Aromatherapy
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What is recognition?
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is an acknowledgment of your current skills and knowledge obtained through learning
achieved both in and outside the formal education and training system, and includes work and life experience, including
paid and volunteer work and skills attained through leisure pursuits. RPL is not an examination, but an opportunity for you
to demonstrate your competency.
If you consider you are already competent in specific units of competency from your chosen course you may be eligible to
be granted an exemption if:

• Your prior learning and experience is relevant to this course

• You are able to supply proof of subject-relevant formal training (conducted by industry or educational institutions in
    Australia), or work and life experience.

• The proof consists of authenticated documents or samples of work demonstrating relevance and currency

Relevant work experience
If you have been working in an occupation that is the same or similar to the nationally accredited qualification, which you
wish to study for then you have probably developed skills and knowledge that can be assessed for credit towards the
qualification. If you have completed on-the-job training this can also be assessed.

Relevant qualifications
You may be able to apply for recognition towards the qualification that you wish to study for based on previous studies.
Health Services International recognises and accepts Australian Qualifications Training Framework (AQTF) qualifications
issued by other registered training organisations.
Your previous studies will be recognised and credited towards your current qualification by way of mutual recognition.
Benefits of recognition
The benefits of recognition of prior learning mean:

• Less time studying

• No need to study the same thing twice

• Recognition may help you meet the entry requirements for higher level qualifications

• Up to 100% of recognition of your qualification may be granted.




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BSBCMN204A Work effectively with others

Develop Effective Workplace Relationships                                                  Evidence No.
1.1 Responsibilities and duties are undertaken in a positive manner to promote
cooperation and good relationships
1.2 Assistance is sought from workgroup members when difficulties arise and
addressed through discussions
1.3 Constructive feedback provided by others in the workgroup is encouraged,
acknowledged and acted upon
1.4 Differences in personal values and beliefs are respected and their value
acknowledged in the development of relationships

Contribute to Workgroup Activities

2.1 Support is provided to team members to ensure workgroup goals are met
2.2 Constructive contributions to workgroup goals and tasks are made according to
organizational requirements
2.3 Information relevant to work is shared with workgroup to ensure designated
goals are met
2.4 Strategies/opportunities for improvement of the workgroup are identified and planned
in liaison with workgroup


RPL decision (to be completed by the assessor)

Competent / Not yet competent - requires further evidence or training

Assessor Signature:                                                Date:

Remarks:




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HLTCOM404B              Communicate effectively with clients
Establish professional relationship with the client                         Evidence No.
1.1 Evaluate practice to maintain a high standard of client service

1.2 Identify and respond to special needs of clients

1.3 Use effective communication with clients
1.4 Encourage clients to voice queries and/or fears and address these
appropriately
1.5 Take into consideration cultural and personal factors when
consulting or interacting with clients
1.6 Exercise discretion and confidentiality appropriately, outlining and
explaining to clients boundaries of confidentiality as required
1.7 Define and apply boundaries of the practitioner/ client relationship

Provide effective response to client enquiries
2.1 Present relevant information clearly and comprehensively and in
sufficient detail to meet the needs of the enquirer
2.2 Select appropriate modes of communication to suit the enquiry and
the purpose and context of the enquiry
2.3 Identify and acknowledge enquirer’s expectations

2.4 Discuss any unresolved concerns or issues with enquirers

2.5 Make appointments for clients according to workplace guidelines

Respond effectively to difficult or challenging behaviour
3.1 Plan responses to difficult or challenging behaviour and manage
appropriately
3.2 Maintain professional integrity at all times

Use basic counselling skills as required to facilitate treatment

4.1 Determine need for basic counselling
4.2 Provide basic counselling to facilitate treatment/ services when
necessary and in accordance with practice specific guidelines
4.3 Record details of services provided according to workplace guidelines




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HLTCOM404B            Communicate effectively with clients




RPL decision (to be completed by the assessor)

Competent / Not yet competent - requires further evidence or training

Assessor Signature:                           Date:

Remarks:




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       HLTCOM405B Administer a practice

Establish and maintain administrative systems              Evidence No.

1.1 Identify and perform routine tasks

1.2 Follow policies and procedures are followed

1.3 Use resources appropriately

1.4 Establish administrative systems

Conduct financial administration

2.1 Administer financial procedures of the business

2.2 Maintain systems for financial documentation

2.3 Record information for financial reports is recorded

Follow practice management strategies

3.1 Follow operational strategies

3.2 Follow marketing strategies

3.3 Attend meetings are attended

3.4 Monitor stock levels and supplies

3.5 Comply with statutory and regulatory requirements

Administer personnel management strategies

4.1 Follow human resource strategies

4.2 Administer payroll and employee records

4.3 Follow diversity guidelines




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HLTCOM405B Administer a practice



RPL decision (to be completed by the assessor)

Competent / Not yet competent - requires further evidence or training

Assessor Signature:                            Date:

Remarks:




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HLTCOM406B Make referrals to other health care professionals when appropriate

Formulate a referral plan for client requiring further treatment               Evidence No.
1.1 Determine need for referral to other health care professionals
services
1.2 Communicate need for referral to the client

1.3 Consider the financial aspects of complementary health care
1.4 Ensure referral occurs with permission/consent of client and within
confidentiality/privacy standards

Interact with other health care professionals
2.1 Identify a range of complementary health care professionals and
services
2.2 Consult Complementary health care professionals and support
services to determine the most appropriate source for referral
2.3 Relate effectively and knowledgeably with other health care
professionals
Arrange a referral to an appropriate source for clients with
specific needs

3.1 Contact the health care professional and/or service to whom clients
are to be referred
3.2 Arrange transfer of copies of client records to the appropriate referral
source
3.3 Include the client in referral communications and provided with
written referrals
3.4 Brief the appropriate health professional/service is on reason for
referral
3.5 Answer queries regarding the referral
3.6 Provide assistance to other health care professionals/services as
required
3.7 Record referrals in case notes




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HLTCOM406B Make referrals to other health care professionals when appropriate



RPL decision (to be completed by the assessor)

Competent / Not yet competent - requires further evidence or training

Assessor Signature:                                Date:

Remarks:




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HLTCOM408B              Use specific health terminology to communicate effectively

Respond appropriately to instructions containing health
                                                                            Evidence No.
terminology
1.1 Receive, understand and document written and oral instructions
using practice-specific health terminology
1.2 Use checklists containing health terminology where appropriate
1.3 Recognise and interpret abbreviations for practice-specific terms and
associated processes
1.4 Understand and adhere to policies, procedures and guidelines of
specific health workplace
1.5 Seek clarification of instructions when necessary

Carry out routine tasks
2.1 Use practice-specific health terminology correctly in the completion
of routine tasks
2.2 Seek assistance from designated person/s as required

Use appropriate health terminology in oral and written
communication
3.1 Use appropriate practice-specific health terminology as directed in
oral and written communication with clients, fellow workers and health
professionals
3.2 Present written communication to a designated person for verification
of terminology if required
3.3 Correctly spell and pronounce practice-specific health terminology
3.4 Seek advice from designated person as required to clarify correct use
and meaning of practice-specific health terms and associated processes




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RPL decision (to be completed by the assessor)

Competent / Not yet competent - requires further evidence or training

Assessor Signature:                              Date:

Remarks:




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HLTFA301B           Apply first aid

Assess the situation                                                          Evidence No.
1.1 Identify assess and minimise hazards in the situation that may pose a
risk of injury or illness to self and others
1.2 Minimise immediate risk to self and casualty's health and safety by
controlling any hazard in accordance with occupational health and safety
requirements
1.3 Assess casualty and identify injuries, illnesses and
conditions
Apply first aid procedures
2.1 Calmly provide information to reassure casualty, adopting a
communication style to match the casualty’s level of consciousness
2.2 Use available resources and equipment to make the casualty as
comfortable as possible
2.3 Respond to the casualty in a culturally aware, sensitive and respectful
manner
2.4 Determine and explain the nature of casualty’s injury/condition and
relevant first aid procedures to provide comfort
2.5 Seek consent from casualty prior to applying first aid management
2.6 Provide first aid management in accordance with established first aid
principles and Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) Guidelines and/or
State/Territory regulations, legislation and policies and industry
requirements
2.7 Seek first aid assistance from others in a timely manner and as
appropriate
2.8 Correctly operate first aid equipment as required for first aid
management according to manufacturer/supplier’s instructions and local
policies and/or procedures
2.9 Use safe manual handling techniques as required
2.10 Monitor casualty's condition and respond in accordance with
effective first aid principles and procedures
2.11 Finalise casualty management according to casualty’s needs and first
aid principles
Communicate details of the incident

3.1 Request ambulance support and/or appropriate medical assistance
according to relevant circumstances using relevant communication
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3.2 Accurately convey assessment of casualty’s condition and
management activities to ambulance services /other emergency
services/relieving personnel
3.3 Prepare reports as appropriate in a timely manner, presenting all
relevant facts according to established procedures
3.4 Accurately record details of casualty’s physical condition, changes in
conditions, management and response to management in line with
established procedures
3.5 Maintain confidentiality of records and information in line with
privacy principles and statutory and/or organisation policies
Evaluate own performance

4.1 Seek feedback from appropriate clinical expert
4.2 Recognise the possible psychological impacts on rescuers of
involvement in critical incidents
4.3 Participate in debriefing/evaluation as appropriate to improve future
response and address individual needs


RPL decision (to be completed by the assessor)

Competent / Not yet competent - requires further evidence or training

Assessor Signature:                                  Date:

Remarks:




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HLTHIR301A Communicate and work effectively in health
Work ethically                                                                Evidence No.
1.1 Follow ethical guidelines in decision-making in all work undertaken
the health setting with awareness of potential ethical complexity in own
work role
1.2 Reflect understanding and compliance with the principles of duty of
care and legal responsibilities in all work undertaken
1.3 Refer any breach or non adherence to standard procedures or adverse
event to appropriate personnel
1.4 Maintain confidentiality of any client matter in line with organisation
policy and procedure
1.5 Show respect for rights and responsibilities of others through
considered application of work practices
1.6 Reflect current working knowledge and understanding of employee
and employer rights and responsibilities in all work undertaken
1.7 Recognise, avoid and/or address any conflict of interest

Communicate effectively in a health setting
2.1 Develop, review and revise personal skills in communication as an
ongoing priority to address organisation standards
2.2 Exercise caution in communicating personal information by oral and
written means to ensure confidentiality of client and staff matters
2.3 Routinely apply workplace protocols and procedures in all workplace
communication to support accuracy and understanding of information
provided and received
2.4 Recognise individual and cultural differences and make any
adjustments needed to facilitate the achievement of identified outcomes
2.5 Conduct interpersonal communication with clients and colleagues in a
manner that enhances a clientcentred approach to health care consistent
with organisation standards
2.6 Take appropriate measures to resolve conflict and interpersonal
differences in the workplace
Practise high standards of personal hygiene
3.1 Maintain personal hygiene with an understanding of risks associated
with contamination and infection in a health setting
3.2 Wear personal protective equipment correctly according to
organisation requirements
3.3 Safely dispose of infectious and/or hazardous waste material
according to waste management policy and procedures
3.4 Report or initiate action within own area of responsibility to redress
any potential workplace hazards
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Promote a positive approach to health
4.1 Clarify components of own role that contribute to maintaining an
effective and client-centred approach to health
4.2 Promote an approach in which clients are included in shared decision-
making as partners in health care where appropriate
4.3 Contribute to a workplace culture of promoting good health by
sharing health information in line with organisation policy
4.4 Focus on preventing ill health and minimising risk in the workplace

Maintain professional work standards
5.1 Identify relevant organisation policies and procedures relating to
awards, standards and legislative requirements of own work role and
clarify any uncertainties with appropriate personnel
5.2 Contribute to identifying and implementing improved work practices
5.3 Comply with relevant accreditation standards applying to work
undertaken
5.4 Reflect understanding and focus on achieving organisation goals and
objectives in all work undertaken
5.5 Respond positively to changes to improve work practices and
procedures in accordance with organisation requirements
5.6 Issues requiring mandatory notification are identified and reported to
supervisor and/or an appropriate authority
Work effectively within the health care system
6.1 Demonstrate respect for workers from different sectors and levels of
the industry
6.2 Work with awareness of the roles of various organisations in the
health care system in Australia
6.3 Maintain awareness of current issues influencing health care,
including health issues for Indigenous Australians
Take responsibility for personal skill development
7.1 Seek advice from appropriate persons on areas for skills/knowledge
development
7.2 Identify options for accessing relevant skill development
opportunities and initiate action in consultation with manager
7.3 Undertake designated skill/knowledge development and maintenance
activities of the organisation including induction training
7.4 Identify and prioritise personal work goals in accordance with
organisation requirements




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HLTHIR301A Communicate and work effectively in health


RPL decision (to be completed by the assessor)

Competent / Not yet competent - requires further evidence or training

Assessor Signature:                          Date:

Remarks:




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HLTOHS300A             Contribute to OHS processes

Plan and conduct work safely                                               Evidence No.
1.1 Plan work in accordance with relevant provisions of OHS legislation,
standards, codes of practice/compliance codes and guidance material
1.2 Identify hazards as part of work planning and work process
1.3 Address identified hazards prior to starting work using judgement
within defined scope of responsibilities
1.4 Report residual risk according to organization procedures
1.5 Report incidents and injuries in line with organisation policies and
procedures
1.6 Undertake OHS housekeeping in work area
1.7 Maintain and update own knowledge of OHS issues as they apply to
workplace systems, equipment and processes
1.8 Manage own levels of stress and fatigue to ensure ability to work
safely

Support others in working safely

2.1 Share information on safe work practices and work procedures with
members of the work group
2.2 Check the OHS practices of less experienced members of the
workgroup
2.3 Provide guidance and coaching to less experienced members of the
workgroup to support them in working safely
2.4 Support members of the workgroup to accurately record incidents and
complete associated workplace documentation according to
organisation procedures
Contribute to OHS participative processes

3.1 Raise OHS issues in accordance with organization procedures
3.2 Contribute to workplace meetings, workplace inspections or other
consultative activities in a constructive manner to improve safety
3.3 Provide assistance to workgroup members to contribute to workplace
safety
3.4 Apply knowledge of roles and responsibilities of OHS representatives
and OHS committees
Contribute to hazard identification, OHS risk assessment and
risk control activities

4.1 Report identified hazards and inadequacies in risk controls
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4.2 Check the workplace for hazards using itemized checklist(s) in
accordance with work procedures
4.3 Contribute to risk assessments
4.4 Provide input to development and implementation of control
measures, with reference to the hierarchy of control
Participate in the control of emergency situations
5.1 Identify emergency signals and alarms and responded to them
appropriately
5.2 Take initial action to control/confine emergency according to
organisation procedures, and taking account of the nature and scope of
the emergency
5.3 Implement emergency response procedures within scope of training
and competence


RPL decision (to be completed by the assessor)

Competent / Not yet competent - requires further evidence or training

Assessor Signature:                              Date:

Remarks:




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HLTIN301B Comply with infection control policies and procedures

Follow infection control guidelines                                          Evidence No.
1.1 Demonstrate the application of standard precautions to prevent the
spread of infection in accordance with organisation requirements
1.2 Demonstrate the application of additional precautions when standard
precautions alone may not be sufficient to prevent transmission of
infection
1.3 Minimise contamination of materials, equipment and instruments by
aerosols and splatter
Identify and respond to infection risks
2.1 Identify infection risks and implement an appropriate response within
own role and responsibility
2.2 Document and report activities and tasks that put clients and/or other
workers at risk
2.3 Respond appropriately to situations that pose an infection risk in
accordance with the policies and procedures of the organisation
2.4 Follow procedures for risk control and risk containment for specific
risks
2.5 Follow protocols for care following exposure to blood or other body
fluids as required
2.6 Place appropriate signs when and where appropriate
2.7 Remove spills in accordance with the policies and procedures of the
organization
Maintain personal hygiene
3.1 Maintain hand hygiene by washing hands before and after client
contact and/or after any activity likely to cause contamination
3.2 Follow handwashing procedures

3.3 Implement hand care procedures
3.4 Cover cuts and abrasions with water-proof dressings and change as
necessary
Use personal protective equipment
4.1 Wear personal protective clothing and equipment that complies with
Australian/New Zealand Standards, and is appropriate for the intended
use
4.2 Change protective clothing and gowns/aprons daily, more frequently
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Limit contamination
5.1 Demarcate and maintain clean and contaminated zones in all aspects
of health care work
5.2 Confine records, materials and medicaments to a well-designated
clean zone
5.3 Confine contaminated instruments and equipment to a well-
designated contaminated zone
Handle, package, label, store, transport and dispose of
clinical and other waste
6.1 Wear appropriate personal protective clothing and equipment in
accordance with occupational health and safety policies and procedures
when handling waste
6.2 Separate waste at the point where it has been generated and dispose of
into waste containers that are colour coded and identified
6.3 Store clinical or related waste in an area that is accessible only to
authorised persons
6.4 Handle, package, label, store, transport and dispose of waste
appropriately to minimize potential for contact with the waste and to
reduce the risk to the environment from accidental release
6.5 Dispose of waste safely in accordance with policies and procedures of
the organisation and legislative requirements
Clean environmental surfaces
7.1 Wear personal protective clothing and equipment during cleaning
procedures
7.2 Remove all dust, dirt and physical debris from work surfaces
7.3 Clean all work surfaces with a neutral detergent and warm water
solution before and after each session or when visible soiled
7.4 Decontaminate equipment requiring special processing in accordance
with quality management systems to ensure full compliance with
cleaning, disinfection and sterilisation protocols
7.5 Dry all work surfaces before and after use

7.6 Replace surface covers where applicable

7.7 Maintain and store cleaning equipment




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HLTIN301B Comply with infection control policies and procedures


RPL decision (to be completed by the assessor)

Competent / Not yet competent - requires further evidence or training

Assessor Signature:                              Date:

Remarks:




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HLTAP401A Confirm physical health status

Obtain information about physical health status                                 Evidence No.
1.1 Work with a detailed understanding of the structure and functioning of
body systems
1.2 Take into account the range of factors that may have impacted on an
identified physical condition
1.3 Obtain information through observation and/or questioning to identify
any actual or potential problems regarding health status
Check physical health status
2.1 Use detailed knowledge of the structure and functioning of body systems
to check health status prior to delivering health intervention or service in
line with plan of care
2.2 Clarify the significance of physical health status in relation to a
particular intervention in line with job role and organisation requirements
2.3 Consult appropriate person to clarify implications and significance of
physical health status in the case of uncertainty or limits on own capability
or authority
Identify variations from normal physical health status
3.1 Identify a range of signs and symptoms of variations from normal health
status using standard methods and protocols
3.2 Identify potential factors responsible for significant variations from
normal health status
3.3 Identify potential risk factors associated with variations from normal
health status
3.4 Recognise and refer potentially serious issues in line with organisation
requirements

RPL decision (to be completed by the assessor)

Competent / Not yet competent - requires further evidence or training

Assessor Signature:                                         Date:

Remarks




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HLTARO401A Work within an aromatherapy framework

Demonstrate commitment to the central philosophies of
aromatherapy
                                                                               Evidence No.

1.1 Define aromatherapy and aromatherapy practice

1.2 Provide an outline of the historical development of aromatherapy

1.3 Identify and explain the central philosophies of aromatherapy

1.4 Apply aromatherapy philosophy to own health practices

1.5 Use aromatherapy philosophy to interpret health issues

Identify and describe the principles and practices
aromatherapy

2.1 Identify and describe aromatherapy assessment techniques

2.2 Identify, describe and compare the major methods of treatment used in
aromatherapy
2.3 Identify and describe other complementary therapies used in
aromatherapy

Develop knowledge of complementary therapies

3.1 Provide information other complementary therapies

3.2 Identify the relationship between therapies

Represent aromatherapy framework to the community

4.1 Explain the practices and principles of aromatherapy in an easily
understood way in a one-to-one and group setting

4.2 Clarify enquiries and provide appropriate information

4.3 Appropriately requests client to bring relevant data to the consultation

4.4 Discuss alternative sources of information/advice with the client



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Work within clinic and regulation guidelines


5.1 Access and follow clinic guidelines

5.2 Access and follow legal and regulatory guidelines

5.3 Document relevant information/records


RPL decision (to be completed by the assessor)

Competent / Not yet competent - requires further evidence or training

Assessor Signature:                                     Date:


Remarks




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HLTARO402A Plan aromatherapy treatment

Select the therapeutic techniques to determine treatment                         Evidence No.
1.1 Determine therapeutic principles of treatment according to assessment of
client and within the skills of competence of the practitioner
1.2 Ascertain contraindications to treatment and possible complicating
factors and treatment used is modified according to aromatherapy principles
1.3 Take into consideration treatment, information and advice provided by
other health care professionals in determining the strategy to be used in
treatment
1.4 Select treatment which is appropriate to client condition and supported
by established aromatherapy practice
1.5 Take into consideration specific treatment options given possible client
compliance issues
1.6 Select appropriate aromatherapy techniques

1.7 Consider client constitution in selecting treatment

Discuss the treatment with the client
2.1 Allocate sufficient time to conclude sessions at a pace appropriate to the
client
2.2 Discuss treatment strategy according to the client’s needs

2.3 Negotiate client compliance
2.4 Clarify discrepancies between the practitioner’s and the client’s
perception of the condition

2.5 Explain any perceived risks of the client’s condition and treatment
2.6 Discuss responsibilities of practitioner and client within the treatment
plan
2.7 Negotiate management of selected treatment in relation to any other
current therapies

2.8 Discuss treatment evaluation strategies




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HLTARO402A Plan aromatherapy treatment




RPL decision (to be completed by the assessor)

Competent / Not yet competent - requires further evidence or training

Assessor Signature:                                Date:


Remarks




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HLTARO403A Provide aromatherapy treatment

Manage treatment                                                                Evidence No.
1.1 Explain the factors which may interfere with the effectiveness of the
treatment
1.2 Explain how treatment is delivered and managed to the client
1.3 Request the client to monitor reactions and contact practitioner as
required
1.4 Ensure consent for treatment is obtained

1.5 Provide aromatherapy treatment according to the treatment plan

1.6 Recognise reactions to treatment and promptly responded to if necessary
1.7 Clearly explain the time, location and content of future sessions to the
client
1.8 Document recommendations

Apply therapeutic techniques

2.1 Apply aromatherapy techniques

2.2 Position correctly to optimise their comfort and support while allowing
optimum application of techniques
2.3 Maintain appropriate postures to ensure a controlled distribution of body
weight throughout the treatment

2.4 Maintain focused attention throughout the treatment session
2.5 Determine treatment sequence, location and degree of pressure applied
by assessment indications

Advise and resource the client
3.1 Educate client in relevant and practical techniques for promotion and
maintenance of optimum health
3.2 Answer client queries with clarity, using appropriate language

3.3 Use honesty and integrity when explaining treatment plans and
recommendations to the client
3.4 Use appropriate interpersonal skills when explaining treatment plans and
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3.5 Promote client independence and responsibility in treatment wherever
possible

Review treatment

4.1 Evaluate progress with the client

4.2 Identify and record effects of previous treatment

4.3 Review previous treatment plan

4.4 Evaluate need for ongoing and/or additional treatment

4.5 Negotiate changes to the plan with the client to ensure optimal outcomes


RPL decision (to be completed by the assessor)

Competent / Not yet competent - requires further evidence or training

Assessor Signature:                                     Date:


Remarks




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HLTARO405A Apply aromatherapy assessment framework

Analyse and interpret information received                                      Evidence No.

1.1 Correlate results of the health assessment with client’s case history
1.2 Recognise signs and symptoms of condition in the client and identify pre-
requisites or contraindications for treatment/care
1.3 Assess information gathered and assign priorities for treatment in
consultation with the client using the knowledge and experience and
theoretical principles applied by the practitioner
1.4 Gather, record and organise information in a way which can be
interpreted readily by other professionals
1.5 Use professional judgement to draw sound conclusions and prognosis
from the data collected
1.6 Elicit assessment signs and symptoms in a thorough and objective
manner to avoid premature conclusions on the treatment plan
1.7 Monitor client's progress systematically in order to confirm the clinical
impression
1.8 Combine history and clinical data effectively to obtain a differential
assessment and prognosis
Inform the client
2.1 Discuss rationale of the treatment assessment plan/prognosis with the
client
2.2 Respond to client enquiries using language the client understands

2.3 Discuss referral and collaborative options with the client if necessary

RPL decision (to be completed by the assessor)

Competent / Not yet competent - requires further evidence or training

Assessor Signature:                                         Date:



Remarks




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HLTARO406A Perform aromatherapy health assessment

Determine the scope of the assessment and the client’s needs Evidence No.

1.1 Establish client’s purpose for consultation and identify symptoms

1.2 Determine client’s eligibility for service using clinic/personal policies

1.3 Explain clearly services provided and limits of available services

1.4 Explore and clarify client’s expectations of the service/clinic

1.5 Identify factors likely to have a negative impact on assessment in
consultation with the client and implement strategies to minimise the effects
of these factors wherever possible
1.6 Define personal abilities, level of professional competence and
parameters of role to the client and determine practice at all times
1.7 Refer client to other health care providers where their needs are
identified as beyond the scope of the services able to be provided, or if in the
opinion of the practitioner their needs are best met by doing so

1.8 Identify and promote legal rights of the client

Obtain and record an accurate history of the client

2.1 Seek information required from the client for the client’s history in a
respectful way with all enquiries asked in a purposeful, systematic and
diplomatic manner
2.2 Collect accurate, relevant and well organized information and record in a
form which can be interpreted readily by other professionals
2.3 Manage information in a confidential and secure way

Manage the health assessment
3.1 Obtain informed client consent prior to conducting tests, in accordance
with relevant legislation and regulations
3.2 Allow adequate time during consultation to gather critical information

3.3 Identify and minimise factors that may interfere with the information
gathering process
3.4 Identify, establish and routinely observe essential requirements for the
maintenance of clinical and practitioner hygiene
3.5 Anticipate potential sensitivities of the client and adapt approach
accordingly to take these into account

3.6 Ensure the client’s dignity is maintained at all times


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3.7 Investigate abnormal in a deliberate, logical and appropriate manner

3.8 Assess the reliability of data and establish appropriate clinical correlation
with the client's complaints
3.9 Base any decision to carry out laboratory tests on the integration of
previously obtained clinical data and history

3.10 Adhere to the protocol required by the agency in ordering tests
3.11 Record all information in a systematic manner in accordance with clinic
guidelines
Prepare the client for assessment

4.1 Respect client boundaries at all times

4.2 Seek client feedback on comfort levels

4.3 Prepare a suitable environment to maximise client comfort

Make an assessment of the client

5.1 Identify signs of condition according to aromatherapy framework
5.2 Assess client through palpation, observation and sensory information
gathering techniques
5.3 Use other appropriate assessment techniques

5.4 Identify contraindications to treatment
5.5 Conduct assessment according to relevant regulation and legislative
requirements

RPL decision (to be completed by the assessor)

Competent / Not yet competent - requires further evidence or training

Assessor Signature:                                          Date:

Remarks




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        HLTARO408A Provide aromatherapy massage treatment

Manage treatment                                                                  Evidence No.
1.1 Explain factors which may interfere with the effectiveness of the
treatment
1.2 Explain the mode of administration and management of the treatment to
the client
1.3 Request the client to monitor reactions and contact practitioner as
required
1.4 Ensure consent for treatment

1.5 Drape client to expose only the part of the body being worked on

1.6 Provide aromatherapy massage according to the treatment plan

1.7 Recognise reactions to treatment and respond promptly if necessary

1.8 Explain clearly time, location and content of future sessions to the client

1.9 Document recommendations

Apply therapeutic techniques

2.1 Apply preparation techniques

2.2 Apply relaxation techniques to achieve general relaxation and balancing

Advise and resource the client
3.1 Educate client in relevant and practical techniques for promotion and
maintenance of optimum health
3.2 Answer client queries with clarity, using the appropriate language

3.3 Use honesty and integrity when explaining treatment plans and
recommendations to the client
3.4 Use appropriate interpersonal skills when explaining treatment plans and
recommendations to the client
3.5 Promote client independence and responsibility in treatment wherever
possible

Review treatment

4.1 Evaluate progress with the client


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4.2 Identify and record effects of previous treatment

4.3 Review previous treatment plan

4.4 Evaluate need for ongoing and/or additional treatment

4.5 Negotiate changes to the plan with the client to ensure optimal outcomes


RPL decision (to be completed by the assessor)

Competent / Not yet competent - requires further evidence or training

Assessor Signature:                                         Date:


Remarks




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HLTARO404A Develop aromatherapy products

Recognise aromatic plant oils, carrier oils, additives
and other mediums
                                                                              Evidence No.

1.1 Identify and prepare aromatic oils, carrier oils, additives and mediums

1.2 Oils are stored according to clinic guidelines

1.3 Care is taken to prevent contamination of oils

1.4 Oils are labelled and stored correctly

Prepare aromatic oil blends

2.1 Aromatic plant oils, carrier oils, additives and other mediums are
selected
2.2 Prepare service area according to relevant legislation and workplace
policies and procedures
2.3 Prepare equipment according to relevant legislation and workplace
policies and procedures
2.4 Blend ingredients according to treatment plan or prescription, relevant
legislation and workplace policies and procedures
2.5 Apply safe storage and labelling procedures according to relevant
legislation and workplace policies and procedures

Develop aromatic products

3.1 Select type of product
3.2 Prepare service area according to relevant legislation and workplace
policies and procedures

3.3 Prepare ingredients and develop product

3.4 Abide by good manufacturing guidelines

3.5 Store product appropriately

Control stock
4.1 Obtain required materials from acceptable sources 4.2 Keep stores well
stocked according to clinic guidelines


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4.3 Identify factors which have an effect on the storage of aromatic
products

4.4 Store materials according to clinic guidelines



RPL decision (to be completed by the assessor)

Competent / Not yet competent - requires further evidence or training

Assessor Signature:                                        Date:


Remarks




Additional Electives


Please inform us if you prefer to match your experience with elective units not listed above, such as
any of the following:

HLTARO507A Analyse and compare different complementary health modalities
WRRS1B Sell products and services
CHCDIS3C Provide services to people with disabilities
CHCAC3C Orientation to aged care work
HLTOHS400A Maintain OHS processes




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